Izumi’s latest Copenhagen restaurant is designed to reflect its Nordic-Japanese menu

Pan-Projects and Mok Architects drew upon Nordic and Japanese aesthetics to design this restaurant in Copenhagen, which features oak surfaces, translucent screens and paper lanterns. Izumi is a Danish restaurant chain, which serves Japanese food with Nordic influences. Its latest outlet occupies a busy street corner in Copenhagen’s northern suburb of Charlottenlund. The 120-square-metre restaurant […]

Louisiana Museum showcases the socially minded architecture of Tatiana Bilbao

The work of Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao is on show at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, in an exhibition that includes an imaginary city, a cabinet of curiosities and four full-size architectural mockups. The Architect’s Studio: Tatiana Bilbao Estudio is the first major international retrospective for Bilbao, 47, whose broad-ranging portfolio includes social-housing prototypes, a […]

Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter model Lanternen maritime centre on “craftmanship of boats”

Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter have released visuals of a community centre for water sports on the coast of Esbjerg, Denmark, which will be made from wood. Named Lanternen, the circular facility is designed by Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter to evoke “the geometry and craftmanship of boats” in a bid to set it apart from other […]

Concrete hills conceal bicycle racks in Copenhagen public plaza

Karen Blixens Plads in Copenhagen is an undulating plaza with sheltered parking for over 2,000 bicycles designed by Danish architecture firm COBE. The 20,000-square-metre public park is situated between the University of Copenhagen and Amager Common, an area of wetlands, fields and lakes just outside of the city. Named for noted 19th-century Danish author Karen Blixen, […]

BIG completes yin-and-yang-shaped Panda House at Copenhagen Zoo

BIG has completed a circular enclosure at a zoo in Denmark to house two giant pandas that have been relocated from Chengdu, China. Built at the heart of Copenhagen Zoo, Panda House has been designed by BIG in collaboration with Schønherr Landscape Architects, MOE and a number of zoologists to mimic the bears’ ideal natural habitat. […]

CF Møller Architects incorporates giant bricks in facades of Lego office

CF Møller Architects has completed two office buildings on the Lego campus in Billund, Denmark, which include giant building blocks in the facades. Located a few streets away from the Lego’s visitor centre by BIG, the two office buildings mark the completion of the first phase of the toy company’s 52,000-metre-squared headquarters. Århus studio CF […]

“It is time for something new” in Danish design says Maria Bruun

A new generation of Danish designers is helping the country move on from midcentury modern, according to Copenhagen-based designer Maria Bruun. Bruun says that, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, the Danish design market became very focused on the work of modernist masters like Arne Jacobsen or Verner Panton, as these were seen as […]

IKEA mattresses used to build pop-up bar at Chart fair in Copenhagen

A bar made out of old IKEA mattresses has won the architecture prize at Chart 2019, ahead of structures built from latex, salt, paper and jute fabric. Sultan is one of five food and drinks kiosks built by young Danish architects and students for an exhibition at Chart, an art and design fair that took place […]

Henning Larsen tops Danish sewage works with park

A green roof with meandering pathways disguises this weathering steel water treatment facility, which Henning Larsen has completed on the island of Zealand, Denmark. Named the Solrødgård Water Treatment Plant, the building contains a recycling centre and wastewater treatment plant for the city of Hillerød, and is topped by a public urban park. Henning Larsen designed the rooftop […]

Pétanque is played inside Boulebar restaurants by Bornstein Lyckefors

Architecture studio Bornstein Lyckefors has designed a series of restaurants in Sweden and Denmark that centre around a terrain for playing pétanque. Gothenburg-based Bornstein Lyckefors has created the interiors for six Boulebar venues, in the cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Örebro and Copenhagen. Bornstein Lyckefors has designed six Boulebar venues Each one has its own design […]

Christoffersen Welling Architects reinterprets Danish barn as cedar-clad home

Christoffersen Welling Architects has designed a house in the Danish countryside for a family and their pet falcons. Conceived as a simple reinterpretation of traditional Danish barns, the home consists of three individual cedar-clad structures – the home itself, a barn for the falcons and a building containing a workshop space. Set within a green, wooded […]

Christensen & Co designs Corten cube for Danish utility company

Danish practice Christensen & Co have designed a Corten steel-clad cube in Denmark to house the offices of sustainable energy suppliers Helsingør Utility that blends in with the industrial structures that surround it. Aptly named The Cube, the project was based on a concept of “interdisciplinary collaboration”, providing not only office space but a customer […]

Copenhagen’s Yaffa restaurant takes cues from bustling French cafes

Multi-disciplinary design studio Frama used mismatched wooden chairs and concrete surfaces to create a Middle Eastern version of the humble French bistro inside this Copenhagen restaurant. Set within Copenhagen’s historic Gråbrødretorv square, Yaffa has been transformed from a characterless concrete basement into a warm and inviting space decked out in tactile materials. The restaurant takes […]

Axel Arigato looks to brutalism for interiors of Copenhagen flagship

The monolithic concrete forms associated with brutalist architecture inspired the interiors of Axel Arigato‘s Copenhagen flagship store, which the shoe brand has designed in collaboration with Christian Halleröd. Located a stone’s throw from Copenhagen’s main shopping street, Strøget, Axel Arigato‘s Danish flagship features blocky grey interiors that “blend brutalism with minimalism”. “I approach our store […]

Viking-style seaweed thatch updated into prefab panelling

Traditional Danish seaweed thatching could be updated into a sustainable contemporary building material, according to research by Kathryn Larsen. Copenhagen School of Business and Design student Larsen became interested in the potential for seaweed architecture after studying the Viking practice of thatching roofs using eelgrass on the island of Læsø. “Eelgrass is a fantastic material that […]

Sigurd Larsen completes treetop hotel cabin

Sigurd Larsen has wrapped a cabin around a living tree in a Danish forest to create the first room of a hotel designed for Løvtag. Perched eight metres above the floor of its forest site 0n the Danish peninsula of Als Odde, the cabin is the first of nine that Sigurd Larsen  is designing for Løvtag. The cabins will be […]

Louisa Grey draws on the senses for installation inside Copenhagen’s Frama store

London designer Louisa Grey has curated a series of meditative spaces inside the Copenhagen store of Danish lifestyle brand Frama, for an installation inspired by the body’s five senses. Louisa Grey – who heads up her own London studio House of Grey – curated the Senses installation for Frama using a mix of the brand’s […]

Valbæk Brørup Architects designs barrel-vaulted cabin in Danish forest

A barrel-vault topped with corrugated steel forms the dramatic pine living space within this summer cabin near the town of Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark. Designed by Copenhagen studio Valbæk Brørup Architects the cabin, called Vibo Tværveh and reminiscent of an agricultural structure, is 200 metres from the coast and surrounded by forest. “We wanted to create a house with a […]

Henning Larsen unveils plans to revive Esbjerg Bypark

Henning Larsen has revealed plans to revive a neglected park in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark, by extending an existing amphitheatre to create a giant staircase between the city and its port. Spanning 30,000-square-metres, the Esbjerg Bypark project proposes restoring and enhancing the park’s existing features, including a grassy amphitheatre and concrete bunkers, to create event […]

BIG reveals visuals of pagoda-like hotel for Copenhagen’s Tivoli amusement park

BIG has revealed visuals of the “whimsical” plant-covered H C Andersen Hotel it has designed for the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. Named after the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the hotel will consist of a stack of 18 misaligned storeys that extend from Tivoli Castle – the theme park’s event venue that BIG […]

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